Minor Hand injury Spring '19
Alabama '18 / Texas Tech '19 / Florida '20 / TCU '20
Solid functional strength and athleticism to play center at the next level. Has a tremendous understanding of leverage and body positioning rooted from his wrestling background. Equally talented as a pass/run blocker and non scheme specific. Features a well balanced, solid base and pass set to go along with an active lower body that never stops turning.
Struggles against explosive DT's who can split the gap. Lacks recovery and the ability to redirect against counters, inside moves, and delayed stunts. Humphrey's is forced to often lean and lunge into his blocks to compensate for his shorter arms, leaving himself exposed and out of position.
A 3 year starter and two time captain at Oklahoma with 37 starts, Creed Humphrey is a seasoned, wide bodied, NFL ready center. He's a high floor-mid ceiling prospect who's limited by his reach but makes up for it in leverage, technique, and tenacity. Has played alongside several current NFL Linemen and consistently looked like the best among them all. Creed is certainly a top 5 IOL within his draft class and could go as high as late round one but shouldn't make it past the second.
Plays stiff at times but quite agile for his size. Humphrey's lacks burst out of his stance but quickly recovers once engaged. He's at his best playing in a phone booth but was often asked to pull across the line to protect or seal the corner. Creed's size to athleticism ratio graded out very high. He climbs into the 2nd level well and features great play strength, balance, and wrestler's base.
Big Play Ability
Movement off L.O.S.
Pull & Block Outside
Adjust in Space
Use of Hands
A true mauler who might struggle to create movement off the line of scrimmage but does a great job winning the body positioning battle by gaining inside leverage, squaring up his opponents, and sealing off lanes. Takes sensible angles when blocking in space in addition to sealing and peeling off to target linebackers.
His quick set can be inconsistent and had a tendency of getting beat off the first step. Excellent vision and blocking IQ, Creed does a great job at diagnosing defenses and picking up blitzes. Physically imposes his will on defensive tackles and has a serious body count as a pass blocker. He's a leverage technician with average footwork but lacks the ability to redirect and recover when defenders are able to disengage. Anchors well and is hard to moves onces he's locked his hands and knees.
Ability to Combat Inside Move
Tough as nails, mean as hell, and aims to plant every defender he can on their backside. His motor and endurance are very impressive and take their toll on opponents throughout four quarters. The OU Center is quick to capitalize and punish defender's when they become off balance.
Great understanding of the position and multiple O-line blocking schemes. Looks to have a high football IQ, calling out mikes, audibles, and line adjustments the last three years with ease. Likely pigeonholed to playing center because of his sub 33" arms but can thrive in gap, man, and zone schemes.